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Filipinos in Syria

On September 5, 2011

Many Filipino domestic workers are in dire need for help amidst the turmoil escalating for weeks since the Syria revolution erupted in June. Activist groups have welcomed the recall of the Phillipine ambassador to Syria by order of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

It has become clear that the ambassador has failed his position and responsibilities to take the right decision at the right time to save his people. He did not assess the severity of the situation well enough and did not order the evacuation of Filipino workers in Syria who were seeking refuge at the time.

Hopefully with time, more competent staff are put in place and less corrupt and/or irresponsible ones are placed in vulnerable countries (countries where migrants are most vulnerable) like those in the region.

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